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Emily and Alex – a spring engagement session

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07.April.2014

Here are a few from Emily and Alex’s engagement session, last year around this time.  Spring, with all the blooms and fresh greens is a great time to capture some great pictures.  It helps if you have a cute bulldog as well!

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Here are a few from Emily and Alex’s engagement session, last year around this time.  Spring, with all the blooms and fresh greens is a great time to capture some great pictures.  It helps if you have a cute bulldog as well!

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Marisa and Matt – Sleepy Hollow Country Club

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23.January.2014

  Sleepy Hollow Country Club – New York For more details on Maris and Matt’s see the feature of their wedding on The Knot . “Every time we look at them, we feel like we’re at the wedding again. They capture the feelings and raw emotions that were felt at time the pictures were shot. […]

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Sleepy Hollow Country Club – New York

For more details on Maris and Matt’s see the feature of their wedding on The Knot .

“Every time we look at them, we feel like we’re at the wedding again. They capture the feelings and raw emotions that were felt at time the pictures were shot. From the excitement and nervousness of getting ready to the release of joy on the dance floor.”  Marisa and Matt

 

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Emily and Alex : Gansevoort Turks and Caicos

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27.November.2013

Gansevoort Turks and Caicos Close friends and family, blue waters, salty breeze, fireworks…what a great wedding!  Thanks Emily and Alex for having me along to document your wedding!  For more details on Emily and Alex’s see the feature of their wedding on Style Me Pretty.  

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Gansevoort Turks and Caicos

Close friends and family, blue waters, salty breeze, fireworks…what a great wedding!  Thanks Emily and Alex for having me along to document your wedding!  For more details on Emily and Alex’s see the feature of their wedding on Style Me Pretty.

 

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Inspiration: Chagall

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22.October.2013

Photographers are often asked what inspires them.  We spend a lot of time looking at our own work as well as others.  But often it is not photography at all, but an environment, experience or a different type of artist that helps us see the world in a new way which pushes our work further. […]

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Photographers are often asked what inspires them.  We spend a lot of time looking at our own work as well as others.  But often it is not photography at all, but an environment, experience or a different type of artist that helps us see the world in a new way which pushes our work further.

For me Marc Chagall’s paintings help me see things better.  They tell stories from a unique humanistic perspective that often have an underlying narrative.  The colors rich and deep, the subjects much the same, filled with symbolism and archetypes hinting to the viewer the world Chagall lived in.  His deliberate style brings viewers back to the scene to experience the spirit and emotional qualities as well as the visceral beauty of the story.  In this same way I strive to tell stories and uncover the personnel narratives through my documentary wedding photography.  In fact Chagall’s subjects often include weddings, brides and family.

We are lucky in New York to have such great places to view his work, including paintings, stain glass and posters, in such close proximity.  Here are a few places in an around the city.

-“Chagall –  Love, War, Exile”, on exhibit through February 2nd, 2014, at the Jewish Museum (5th and 92nd Avenue)

-“The Triumph of Music,” , “The Sources of Music.” inside the entrance to the Metropolitan Opera, can be seen from the public square.

-Memorial Stained Glass to Dag Hammarskjold (UN Secretary) United Nations (1st and 44th)

-Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Opera Opening poster (replica) can be seen inside my home if your over for a meeting!

-Union Church of Pocantico Hills, stain glass.  Where I was fortunate enough to photograph Moria and Gafar’s wedding last year, see picture below.

 

“The Bride With the Double Face”

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“The Financé with Blue Face”

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“Vava’s Portrait”  I love the deep Burgundy color.

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“The Wedding”

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The roof of the Paris Opera House, one of my first experiences viewing Chagall’s work, also my wife’s favorite. Taken last year on our trip to France.Chagall-Paris-Opera-Wedding

Union Church, with Chagall Stained Glass Windows, Moria and Gafar’s WeddingUnion Church Pocantico Hills Wedding

 

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